Tony Robinson’s grandmother and other family members have spoken out on the teen’s death.
As hundreds gathered to protest in Madison, Wisconsin over the teen’s death, the victim’s grandmother revealed to the crowd the family hasn’t been allowed to see the teen. Known to the crowd as Ms. Irwin, she explained her anger and frustration with Madison Police Department.
“They wouldn’t even let us see the body,” she said. “They said he was evidence…You guys are going to remember him for a minute, but in that minute just know that he was a wonderful kid, no matter what they say about him. I want you to understand that and I want you to stand up for him and for everyone else that has faced discrimination.
They shot him down in the street like a dog. There has to be justice.”
His aunt also spoke out about the shooting and says she will name her unborn child after him. The family also asked protesters to remain calm and peaceful in honor of Tony. Police have also asked the same, as police Chief Mike Koval spoke to reporters Friday night.
“In light of so much things that have happened, not just across the country, but in our own community, it’s understandable that the reaction seen from our citizens is extremely volatile, emotional and upsetting, and we understand that.”